The Bethlehem Experience: The Lafayette United Methodist Church presents an interactive performance that takes you back through time.
Tour Guides will lead groups of about ten people through the marketplace of Bethlehem on the night of the Jesus' birth. The Bethlehem Experience is a feast for the senses: the smell of exotic spices, the festive sound of Jewish music, the sight of robed and sandaled merchants in their stalls, the taste of freshly baked unleavened bread, live animals in the stable and the soft feel of flaxen "swaddling clothes".
The Bethlehem Experience is a gift to the community from the Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Road, Lafayette.
The program is a social event that emphasizes the spiritual meaning of Christmas. Performances 5:30PM-8PM, Dec. 18, 19, and 20. One-hour long tours begin every fifteen minutes. The last tour begins at 8PM. Freewill donation: $5/person or $20/family. For questions call 925/284-4765.